August 31, 2009
Wow, I think they actually practiced when they got home! After a good couple of shows in Maine and two weeks off, this show does have warts, but some really good interplay between bandmates.
Second set has its problems...hitting the sauce too hard or something. Weir is out of tune post space as noted by other reviews. Also Brent's Hammond is no where to be found in a lot of places.
Highlights: A great Shakedown opener, five star jam. Love the Never Trust a Woman. Solid Scarlet/Fire, the Dew is huge!
Would love to give five stars, but the blown lyrics, and the "Weird" second set knock it down to just barely a four.
July 21, 2009
Show is quite good, riddled with forgotten lyrics and with Weir being terribly out of tune post space (odd that he doesn't hear it, doesn't hit MUTE and just tune up, but odd also that Garcia can't unwind what verse is what....). But there's a ton of desire and truly delightful stuff happening otherwise.